Surprise phone calls

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Surprise phone calls

Postby ThatTallGirl » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:07 pm

Yesterday, I got a call from Yale, at around 4:00 on a Friday, without any warning at all. This woke me up from a nap after a long drive, so when I woke up, let's say my mental clarity wasn't at it's best. They asked me a bit about my research, why I wanted to pursue graduate studies, and why specifically Yale. They then mentioned I had a good application and apologized for catching me off guard. All of this took about 5 minutes.

Has this happened to anyone else? I guess for now I'll just beat myself up mentally...

Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:41 am

Re: Surprise phone calls

Postby wololo » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:12 pm

Would this happen to international applicants? I would be very hesitant to answer international calls since they are very costly :D

Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:20 am

Re: Surprise phone calls

Postby Scotthew » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:55 pm

I just missed a surprise call from Yale as well

NB: I am an international applicant (Canada)

Posts: 800
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:05 pm

Re: Surprise phone calls

Postby TakeruK » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:32 pm

Last year, after I got one surprise phone call like that (it was an acceptance notification though but I was really caught off-guard), I decided to not answer any unknown / international phone numbers! They can always leave a message or email :)

Return to “Prospective Physics Graduate Student Topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 3 guests